Our law firmin Turkey offers legal advice, assistance, and representationat the highest standards for individuals and companies. Our lawyers’ objective is to protect the private interests of our clients in Turkey, based on our solid experience materialized in professional advice, assistance, and legal representation.
The services offered by our law firm - CS Yonetim ve Destek Hizmetleri - are oriented towards foreign investors who want to open companies in Turkey. We also offer a wide range of taxation-related services, such as tax advisory and accounting services. We have developed a strong relationship with customers and every client is treated confidentially and in a professional manner as we understand their needs and offer efficient solutions. We invite you to watch a video about the legal services offered by our law firm in Turkey to foreign investors who want to open a company in Turkey:
Legal services in Turkey
The following legal services are offered by our team of Turkish lawyers:
assistance in corporate matters, such as company registration, business consulting and assistance in employment matters;
assistance in civil matters, such as family law, residency, and citizenship in Turkey;
assistance in tax matters, among which tax minimization solutions and advice in double tax treaty matters;
assistance in litigation cases related to employment, contracts, debt collection, tenancy eviction, etc.;
assistance in real estate matters, such as buying residential or commercial properties and real estate due diligence services.
Legal advice in civil matters in Turkey
Many foreign citizens are interested in immigrating to Turkey for work or business purposes, as the country offers many opportunities for both categories of immigrants. Our lawyer in Turkey can help in the following cases related to the Civil Law:
business and work immigration: we can help foreigners apply for various types of visas;
applying for citizenship through various investment programs available in Turkey;
assistance for civil marriage, divorce, child and spouse maintenance, under the Family Law;
guidance in various types of litigation procedures related to civil causes, such as contract disputes.
Our Turkish law firm can also advise on various aspects related to the Employment Law. We can help both employers and employees resolve various disputes.
Buying a property with the help of our lawyer in Turkey
The number of foreign citizens interested in buying properties in Turkey has increased substantially in the last few years. Turkey is a very sought vacation destination; however, many foreigners buy properties here as investments. We kindly invite those who want to buy real estate in Turkey to get in touch with our local lawyers if they are interested in real estate due diligence. We can ensure that the property they choose is free of any encumbrances and debts.
We can also carry out reports with the Land Register, prepare the sale-purchase contract and offer legal consultancy throughout the procedure of acquiring the property. After the property is purchased, we can help with its registration with the Land Registry. We can guide foreign citizens who want to buy real estate for living, leisure or business purposes. Contact our lawyer in Turkey for details.
Assistance throughout the procedure of setting up a company
The success of our law firm in Turkey was built on talent and dedication, excellent results, focus in representing the customer needs and solving the problems in the most professional manner. When you are interested in opening a company in Turkey, our law firm in Turkey will assist you during the entire procedure. We offer support from the action of the opening of a share capital account to the Notary procedure and finally in the registration with the Turkey Trade Register. Our law firm in Turkey covers a wide range of services in terms of legal involvement, including the liquidation of a company, by offering you full support in accordance with the Commercial Code.
Being a team composed of professional attorneys, we represent clients before the court, jurisdictional authorities, public administration bodies, institutions, and other legal entities.
Types of companies in Turkey
Foreign investors who want to open a company in Turkey can choose between the following types of entities which are prescribed by the Commercial Code and presented by ourlawyer in Turkey:
The ordinary partnership - the members, called partners, are liable for the debts and obligations of the business with their personal assets.
The business corporation, which is also known as a joint stock company, is allowed to trade its shares on the Stock Market.
The limited liability company is also known as the partnership with limited liability.
The collective company is similar to a general partnership in European countries.
The commandite company is similar to the limited partnership in Europe. It requires at least two shareholders.
The cooperative company is the oldest business form in Turkey and it allows for an unlimited number of shareholders.
Debt collection services in Turkey
We provide legal services for our clients who have to do with debt collection. Our law firmin Turkey is able to offer legal services in all the steps of the procedure from sending the demand letters and finalizing with the hearings before the court and further actions implied. Furthermore, if you deal with debt collection in another country, we can put you in touch with our partner law firms, as we have an extensive network of affiliates in numerous countries, such as Ireland, Slovakia, Poland or Thailand.
Assistance in bankruptcy cases in Turkey
Our lawyers in Turkey will also provide full service in cases of bankruptcy, by following one of the two procedures provided by the law. One of them is Haciz - a process that begins with filling an order which will be served to the debtor and when no objections are submitted, the assets are liquidated and the claims are covered. The second one is Ilfaz, or bankruptcy liquidation, which starts by sending an order of payment to the indebted and continues with the trial proceeding between the creditor that raised the complaint and the debtor.
Business consulting services offered by our lawyer in Turkey
Our attorneys in Turkey can offer a wide range of business consulting services. From advice on the best way to choose the appropriate structure for your business to guidance on how to apply for the necessary business licenses, we can ensure a swift entrance on the Turkish market. Our lawyers in Turkey can also advise on the signing of various types of contracts and entering diverse commercial relations. We can also advise on merger and acquisition procedures, as well as help in the creation of various types of joint ventures, depending on the clients’ preferences. No matter the type of business consulting services you need, we will help you make an informed decision.
Tax advice in Turkey
Your company’s financial wellness is also essential to us and our law firm in Turkey works with experienced accountants who are able to offer you the proper tax advice and services. By choosing our team you will find out if you are eligible for double taxation exemption and what you can do to avoid this payment.
the petition stage is the first step when starting a trial in Turkey – it involves filing the claim with the Turkish court;
the preliminary hearings involve the court procedures through which the judge hears the case of the claimant and the defendant;
the examination phase implies the court reviewing the evidence submitted by both parties in the trial;
the oral hearing procedures imply testimonies from the claimant, the defendant, and other witnesses;
the decision stage is the last phase of court proceedings, as long as both parties agree with the verdict. If not, the last stage will be the appeal.
The Turkishjudicial system is divided into two main parts: civil and military, both of them having ordinary and administrative structures.
The main types of Turkish jurisdictional fields:
1. Court of Cassation for civil ordinary procedures, 2. Council of State for civil administrative procedures, 3. Military Court of Cassation for military criminal procedures, 4. High Military Administrative Court for military administrative procedures.
All these four courts can take the final decision in the disputes they judge. Above these courts, there is the Court of Jurisdictional Disputes that was enabled to solve the disputes between the other four courts and the Constitutional Court.
The Turkish judicial system mainly consists of:
- Ministry of Justice, - The High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, - Supreme Courts, - Courts of first instance and district courts.
If you need legal assistance in other European countries, such as Malta, Russia or Latvia you may contact our local lawyers.
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Cagatay Altunsoy is the the co-founder and coordinator of CS Yonetim ve Destek Hizmetleri and he is an experienced specialist in company formation and business consulting services provided for foreign investors all over the world.